Category Archives: Personal

Lost Graves. Reposted from 2019.

A Find A Grave photo request has just been made in your area. If you are able to take this photograph, please read the ‘Instructions for Photographers’ paragraph at the end of this email. Name: Edmond J Harvey (unknown – … Continue reading

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RMV part two.

Previously…  RMV Finally secured the renewal for my MA drivers license and (unwanted) upgrade to Real ID. On the second appointment, following the debacle of the first, I returned with the requested original birth certificate.  Seventy-three years old and survived … Continue reading

Posted in 2023, Deep State, Personal, World's smallest violin | 5 Comments


So Thursday was my appointment with Triple A for my license renewal in Massachusetts. My license expires on Sunday and I’ve been waiting for two weeks for the appointment. This appointment thing is something that the RMV started during the … Continue reading

Posted in 2023, Cranky, New England, Personal | 7 Comments

I have the ‘Knack’.

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Gerard Vanderleun: December 26, 1945 – January 27, 2023

Gerard died peacefully in the small hours of the morning.

Posted in 2023, Personal | 2 Comments

Gerard Van der Leun

His blog, The American Digest has been a daily ritual for decades. This morning my heart was torn apart when I read this… This is the news no one wants to hear. It is my sad task to tell you … Continue reading

Posted in 2023, Personal | 1 Comment

Pearl Harbor Day (from 2014)

(Sorry this is late, don’t know where my head was yesterday.  Oh right, in the tissue box, still fighting off this cold.) Since last year a friend returned a copy of a picture we gave them years ago, the original … Continue reading

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Terms of Endearment.

My Danish grandfather, in exasperation, used to bark “Hold Kaeft” at my grandmother. She usually reply, “skrid”. They told me that meant the Danish version of “Love you” and “Me too”. Good thing I never had a Danish girlfriend.

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“Ale vs Stout” weekend is here.

It’s a sure sign that the summer is drawing to a close; this weekend is for many college students the date that they quit their summer job and head back to school. We were on Cape Cod one summer at … Continue reading

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I sent a thank-you message to the surgeon that operated on my right hand. I’ve been ambidextrous all my life and then my right hand stiffened up (Viking Disease). I included this picture, which shows that both hands are equal … Continue reading

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